Learn Crypto… Let’s Talk About The Bitcoin Bubble

Learn Crypto… Let’s Talk About The Bitcoin Bubble

Another week, another cryptocurrency headline. How can any trader actually learn crypto trading and it’s mysterious fluctuations? This week’s headline is different than the countless ones preceding. This week we ask: is the bitcoin bubble finally popping? Learn Crypto & The Formation of the Bitcoin Bubble Analysts have warned against an imminent bitcoin bubble pop. Research can help any investor learn crypto and its rise […]

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Investing In The Commercial Space Race

Investing In The Commercial Space Race

One small step for man, one giant leap for… our economy? Space travel use to be exclusively a competition between national governments. In recent years commercial space race has heated up dramatically. A direct result of the industries shift from sluggish government programs into the hands of private and public companies. Let’s use our financial fluency tools to take a closer look at this industry’s […]

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Marijuana Stocks: A High Overview

Marijuana Stocks: A High Overview

Finding holes for new markets is a valuable space with high returns. The marijuana industry is looking prime for booming, so let’s use our financial fluency tools to look deeper at its market impact. How did Marijuana get here? The usage of weed in America dates back to the Native Americans, however, it only became controversial in 1860, when several states began signing the first […]

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Breaking Down International Cryptocurrency Regulation

Breaking Down International Cryptocurrency Regulation

What is happening with cryptocurrency? After a historic rise in the past year, cryptocurrency markets took a dive this past week. Why? More and more countries have put forth regulations. Cryptocurrency’s recent founding and name recognition have made it a target for regulators. This is largely due to its potential as an unregulated and universal medium of exchange. A large part of achieving financial fluency […]

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Tech Stocks: Why They Hate Net Neutrality

Tech Stocks: Why They Hate Net Neutrality

You may have read some of the headlines or seen the trending hashtag #FreeTheInternet. Tech stocks are hardly promoting the hashtag on their website but everyone’s talking about net neutrality. It may be a hot topic, but few people actually understand the true consequences of the proposed regulation repeal. What is net neutrality? In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed regulation. This regulation forced […]

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The Money & Financing Behind Green Bonds

The Money & Financing Behind Green Bonds

Here at Rapunzl we love green! From greenbacks & money to green beans and everything in between. It’s the best color there is. Just take a look at Rapunzl’s logo! Green represents life, cleanliness, and this beautiful place we call Earth. So naturally, this week we decided to take a look at how money becomes truly green: green bonds. So What are Green Bonds? Well, […]

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How To Invest In The Age of E-Commerce

How To Invest In The Age of E-Commerce

Black Friday has come and gone. Another historic year of sales is in the books. So that has left many curious about how to invest after the recent numbers… Transfer of Power Retail store sales continue to decline this year. E-commerce giants like Amazon (AMZN), Alibaba (BABA), and Shopify (SHOP) threaten to put brick-and-mortar stores out of business. In 2016, foot traffic on Black Friday […]

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Investors’ Interest in Semiconductor Stocks

Investors’ Interest in Semiconductor Stocks

2017 has been the year of the chip. Particularly, it has been the year of the semiconductor. Tech stocks have dominated markets this year, and a large part of that support has come from its chip-producing companies. Semiconductor stocks have surged as their capabilities continue to become more essential to our daily life. These highly-complex, highly-functional chips provide a glimpse into the future of technology. […]

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Investors Eye Tech Stocks’ Uncertain Future

Investors Eye Tech Stocks’ Uncertain Future

The past month hasn’t been a good one for investors in FAANG (FB, AAPL, AMZN, NFLX, GOOG) and other major tech stocks. FAANG stocks were down an average of about 5.5% while popular recent IPO Snap Inc. (SNAP) is down 16.4%. So what caused this decline? Let’s take a deeper look as we continue to step towards financial fluency. Although there are differing opinions, it […]

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Cyber Attacks & Why They Matter

Cyber Attacks & Why They Matter

Since 2005, Ransomware and cyber attacks have been the most common cyber threat. You may be asking yourself “what is ransomware”? Ransomware is a virus designed to block parts of your computer from use. To unlock your computer, victims are forced to pay a sum to the entity or individual behind the virus. Origin Stories Of Cyber Attacks The first ransomware occurred in 1989 by […]

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